Mid-Shore Arts: The MSO “Holiday Joy” Preview with Julien Benichou and Jeffrey Parker


While there are plenty of reasons to be grateful that the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra makes Easton its home throughout the year, it is hard to match the enthusiasm and brilliance performances that come with the Symphony’s annual holiday program. And this year is no different.

On December 7 at 7 p.m., the Orchestra will return to the Avalon for their celebration of the December holidays which gave us an opportunity to catch up with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s musical director, Julien Benichou, and the Symphony board president, Jeffrey Parker to get a sneak preview of what’s planned for what must be the MSO’s most popular performance of the year.

This year the orchestra will be joined by soprano Leah Hawkins in what both Julian and Jeffrey agree could be a perfect pairing of an extraordinary singer with the warmth and brilliance of David Fraser’s This Christmastide or Jessye’s Carol since composition was written for the great Jessye Norman.

This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra please go here


Letters to Editor

  1. Joan Wetmore says:

    I would love to be able to attend this program! I love classical music, and subscribed to the Philadelphia Orcgestra and several chamber groups when I lived in Philadelphia. However, I now live 30 over minutes from Easton, and simply don’t drive into town at night while the deer are in rut.

    It’s interesting to note that the other two venues present their MSO concerts during the day. I think audience numbers would swell here if the Easton concerts took place at 3:30, as the others do.

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